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Shingwedzi Rest Camp

71 km from Punda Maria Gate | Mopane Country, Kruger National Park 1390, South Africa
Shingwedzi Rest Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time here. The rooms are well refurbished, clean and spacious. Visited by the manager, a nice touch . All the rooms face inward in contrast to other camps and your only option was to stare at your neighbours or watch the very troublesome vervet monkeys. The restaurant is fine, incredibly cheap by UK standards. We had a very good... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real gem far away from the commercial south of the Park. Chalets are clean and service unobtrusive but good. Surprised that a restaurant chain has not taken over the restaurant. Game viewing was excellent seeing lions, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffaloes, crocs, hippo, giraffe, tsetsebe, impala, ground hornbills etc etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Out of the rest camps I have stayed at berg en-dal, Skukuza, Satara, Olifants and Letaba this is by far the best bungalow. Room is clean, light good size, great size bathroom with a separate toilet. Outside kitchen and table are good. This would also be the newest bungalows that I have stayed at. Easy to say hi to the... More 

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belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There is something special about Shingwedzi! I love the way some of the bungalows are positioned as in a kraal. In the evening when you braai, it is so easy to connect with your fellow Kruger Park visitors from over the whole world. We had two beautifully renovated bungalows with AC and everything one needs to have a comfortable stay... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Just spent 3 nights at Shingwedzi. The camp is clean, well run and the chalets were very pleasant. There is a pool too. SANPARKS continues to do an excellent job. Great game viewing spot too. There is a good viewing deck at the camp and great game viewing from the moment you leave the camp gate.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The accommodation at the camp was large with a fully equipped kitchen, a nice bedroom and bathroom. The game in this part of Kruger is not as prolific as further south but with less vehicles it is a lovely place to stay. There are some nice game drive trails with interesting scenery along the river. The bird life was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Shingwedzi camp has been fully renovated following the flood damage of 2013, with a new restaurant and quite a few new chalets. Temperatures are high in February and the air conditioning is a lifesaver, as is the beautifully kept swimming pool behind the camp sites. Take a drive to Red Rocks and explore the Kanniedood dam road for beautiful views... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Shingwedzi in December, it was a very hot but luckily this camp has a fantastic pool. The pool is open until 21:00 at night but remember to wear some decent shoes as we found a scorpion close to the floodlight. The ablution facilities are clean and well kept. The staff at the camp are very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We camped for 3 nights in December. It was a lovely experience. I couldn't believe how well-kept the ablution facilities were. In addition there were kitchenette facilites with stoves and sinks as well as an urn with boiling water for early morning game drive coffee :) The swimming pool was fantastic too although the surrounding area was not very well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We arrived at the camp just before gate closure and saw hundreds of elephants on the way there! We were unsure of the restaurant due to previous reviews but we were pleasantly surprised that it has changed hands and now serves a generic, but good quality food. We had a burger and pizza both of which were satisfactory considering that... More 

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